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Hans-Georg Gadamer, 1900-2002. Noted German hermeneuticist, often considered as an opponent of Derrida.
Description: Pierre Gassendi, 1592-1655. Early Modern French philosopher who revived the Epicurean tradition. He also played a role in early scientific discoveries.
Pierre Gassendi, 1592-1655. Early Modern French philosopher who revived the Epicurean tradition. He also played a role in early scientific discoveries.
Description: Ernest Gellner, 1925-1995. European rationalist philosopher who wrote and debated on a wide range of topics, but was especially active in anthropology.
Ernest Gellner, 1925-1995. European rationalist philosopher who wrote and debated on a wide range of topics, but was especially active in anthropology.
(1875-1944) Italian philosopher.
Description: Gersonides (Levi ben Gershon, Levi ben Gerson, Levi ben Gershom, Gershuni), 1288-1344. French Jewish philosopher, a follower of Aristotle and Averroes. An influential but oft-reviled figure in medieval philosophy.
Gersonides (Levi ben Gershon, Levi ben Gerson, Levi ben Gershom, Gershuni), 1288-1344. French Jewish philosopher, a follower of Aristotle and Averroes. An influential but oft-reviled figure in medieval philosophy.
Description: Edmund Gettier, b. 1927. American philosopher known principally for his short 1963 paper on epistemology, called "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?".
Edmund Gettier, b. 1927. American philosopher known principally for his short 1963 paper on epistemology, called "Is Justified True Belief Knowledge?".
Description: Arnold Geulincx, 1624-1669. Flemish Cartesian philosopher, who referred all causation to God. He is best known for his work as an ethicist.

In developing a Cartesian theory of ethics, he preceded Spinoza; in his interpretation of dualism, he preceded Malebranche. Geulincx wrote in Latin.
Arnold Geulincx, 1624-1669. Flemish Cartesian philosopher, who referred all causation to God. He is best known for his work as an ethicist.

In developing a Cartesian theory of ethics, he preceded Spinoza; in his interpretation of dualism, he preceded Malebranche. Geulincx wrote in Latin.
Description: Giles of Rome (Aegidius Romanus, Egidio Romano, Egidio Colonna, Aegidius a Colonna), 1247-1316. Medieval Scholastic thinker and theologian. He was a pupil and follower of Aquinas.
Giles of Rome (Aegidius Romanus, Egidio Romano, Egidio Colonna, Aegidius a Colonna), 1247-1316. Medieval Scholastic thinker and theologian. He was a pupil and follower of Aquinas.
Description: Carol Gilligan, b. 1936. American psychologist, feminist thinker, and social critic. Her work has generally been founded on child psychology.
Carol Gilligan, b. 1936. American psychologist, feminist thinker, and social critic. Her work has generally been founded on child psychology.
Description: Joseph Glanvill, 1636-1680. Early Modern English philosopher whose arguments are at times critically skeptical, but in the case of his writings on witchcraft, highly credulous. He had many intellectual ties to his contemporaries, the Cambridge Platonists.
Joseph Glanvill, 1636-1680. Early Modern English philosopher whose arguments are at times critically skeptical, but in the case of his writings on witchcraft, highly credulous. He had many intellectual ties to his contemporaries, the Cambridge Platonists.
Description: Godfrey of Fontaines (Godefroid de Fontaines, Godefridus de Fontibus), c. 1250 - c. 1306. Medieval Scholastic philosopher and theologian, whose primary work was in the field of metaphysics.
Godfrey of Fontaines (Godefroid de Fontaines, Godefridus de Fontibus), c. 1250 - c. 1306. Medieval Scholastic philosopher and theologian, whose primary work was in the field of metaphysics.
The father of philosophical anarchism, William Godwin, was born March 3, 1756 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and was the seventh of thirteen children of John Godwin and Anna Hull. Physically weak, introverted and intellectually precocious, Godwin held to strict Sandemanian Calvinism almost until the end of his formal education in 1778 at the Dissenting school, Hoxton Academy. John Godwin was a minister of the Sandeman variety and it was expected that young William would follow him into the ministry. Godwin later described Sandeman as a "celebrated north country apostle, who, after Calvin had damned ninety-nine in a hundred of mankind, had contrived a scheme for damning ninety-nine in a hundred of the followers of Calvin." Such an austere religiosity so early in life goes a long way to explain why Godwin would eventually become the prophet of philosophical anarchism. From The History Guide.
Description: Nelson Goodman, 1906-1998. Twentieth-century American philosopher, with an interest in language and art. He identified himself as a "nominalist."
Nelson Goodman, 1906-1998. Twentieth-century American philosopher, with an interest in language and art. He identified himself as a "nominalist."
Description: Gorgias of Leontini, c. 483 BC - c. 378 BC. Classical Greek rhetorician and Sophist.
Gorgias of Leontini, c. 483 BC - c. 378 BC. Classical Greek rhetorician and Sophist.
Baltasar (Balthasar) Gracián y Morales, 1601-1658. Spanish Jesuit philosopher and novelist.
Description: Thomas Hill Green, 1836-1882. British Idealist philosopher especially known for his liberal writings on politics and ethics.
Thomas Hill Green, 1836-1882. British Idealist philosopher especially known for his liberal writings on politics and ethics.
Description: Gregory of Rimini (de Aremino, Areminensis), c. 1300-1358. Medieval theologian and philosopher, a leader of the later Scholastic movement.
Gregory of Rimini (de Aremino, Areminensis), c. 1300-1358. Medieval theologian and philosopher, a leader of the later Scholastic movement.
Description: Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot), 1583-1645. Early Modern Dutch legal theorist, social thinker and statesman. A founder of modern thought on international law. His thought still influences considerations of the ethics of warfare.
Hugo Grotius (Huig de Groot), 1583-1645. Early Modern Dutch legal theorist, social thinker and statesman. A founder of modern thought on international law. His thought still influences considerations of the ethics of warfare.
Description: Francesco Guicciardini, 1483-1540. Italian statesman, political philosopher and historian. He was both a key player in, and an important chronicler of, Italian history.
Francesco Guicciardini, 1483-1540. Italian statesman, political philosopher and historian. He was both a key player in, and an important chronicler of, Italian history.
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